Roza Goneva was born in Bulgaria in 1959. Surrounded by the richness and divinity of Byzantine Art and the relicts of Bulgarian Medieval Folklore, she started drawing at the age of five. At six she won her first artist competition - the prestigious National Art Festival for youth artists.
Roza received her master's degree in Fine Arts from the State Academy of Art in Sofia in 1987. From there, her paintings have been a part of every national exhibition and asrecognition of her distinctive style in 1989 she became a member of the Association of the Bulgarian Artist. Twice in its prime time, in 1987 and 1988, The Bulgarian National Television invited Roza as a guest and presented her paintings to the public.
In 1988 Roza was the recipient of the eminent "Eiffel Tower" Award of the French Film Institute, Paris, France for her art work in the movie "Medusas". Her unique style has captured the hearts of many European collectors and firmly established her market in Europe.
In 1998 Roza moved to the U.S.A. Since her first debut in 2000 at ArtExpo, New York, Roza has enthralled the attention of many serious American art collectors and fashioned a steady demand for her paintings throughout the country.
In 2000, Roza was awarded by Art Trends Magazine, USA the "Best Figurative Painting" award for her painting "River of Love".